RoboCup Asia-Pacific Tianjin Invitational Tournament 2019
Introduction of Leagues
There are 6 RoboCup Leagues in RCAP Tianjin Invitational 2019, including RoboCupSoccer Humanoid League，RoboCupSoccer Standard Platform, RoboCupSoccer Middle size League，RoboCup@home League，RCAP CoSpace Grand Prix , and RCAP CoSpace Rescue .
1. RoboCupSoccer Humanoid League
In the Humanoid League, autonomous robots with a human-like body plan and human-like senses play soccer against each other. Unlike humanoid robots outside the Humanoid League the task of perception and world modeling is not simplified by using non-human like range sensors. In addition to soccer competitions technical challenges take place. Dynamic walking, running, and kicking the ball while maintaining balance, visual perception of the ball, other players, and the field, self-localization, and team play are among the many research issues investigated in the Humanoid League. Several of the best autonomous humanoid robots in the world compete in the RoboCup Humanoid League.
The robots are divided into three size classes: KidSize (40-90cm height), TeenSize (80-140cm) and AdultSize (130-180cm). In the KidSize soccer competition teams of four, highly dynamic autonomous robots compete with each other. Since 2010 the TeenSize soccer competition features teams of two autonomous robots competing with each other. In AdultSize soccer, a striker robot plays against a goal keeper robot first and then the same robots play with exchanged roles against each other. For details on the games, refer to the rules.
2.RoboCupSoccer Standard Platform League
RoboCup currently includes a number of different robot soccer leagues that focus on different research challenges. The RoboCup Standard Platform League is a RoboCup robot soccer league, in which all teams compete with identical robots. The robots operate fully autonomously, i.e. there is no external control, neither by humans nor by computers. The current standard platform used is the humanoid NAO by SoftBank Robotics.
The RoboCup@home league aims to develop service and assistive robot technology with high relevance for future personal domestic applications. It is the largest international annual competition for autonomous service robots and is part of the RoboCup initiative.A set of benchmark tests is used to evaluate the robots abilities and performance in a realistic non-standardized home environment setting.Focus lies on the follwing domains but is not limited to: Human Robot Interaction and Cooperation, Navigation and Mapping in dynamic environments, Computer Vision and Object Recognition under natural light conditions, Object Manipulation, Adaptive Behaviors, Behaviors Integration, Ambient Intelligence, Standardization and System Integration. It is collocated with the RoboCup Symposium.
4.RoboCupSoccer Middle Size League
In RoboCup Middle Size League (MSL) teams of five fully autonomous robots play soccer with a regular size FIFA soccer ball. Teams are free to design their own hardware but all sensors have to be on-board and there is a maximum size and weight for the robots. The research focus is on mechatronics design, control and multi-agent cooperation at plan and perception levels.
Two teams of five autonomous robots each, within a 52 cm square in length and width and no higher than 80 cm, compete in soccer games. The playing field is a green carpet, a maximum of 14 m by 22 m. A Middle Size League game uses the same size 5 ball as is used in human soccer games, whose colour is specified before the competition. Sensors, including cameras, and computers used for movements are mounted on each robot. The robots play the game strategically, sharing positional information with the other robots. Powerful movements are the most attractive feature of the Middle Size League.
5. RCAP CoSpace Grand Prix Challenge
The RCAP CoSpace Grand Prix Challenge (also known as CoSpace F1 Challenge) is a new educational initiative to interest, excite and engage participants regarding STEM and Computational Thinking through tinkering, making and coding in both virtual and real environments (CoSpace). In the RCAP CoSpace Grand Prix Challenge, students are tasked to make and code their own robot to take part in the Challenge.
In the RCAP CoSpace Grand Prix Challenge, teams are required to make a robot, code a robot, and finally take part in the Robot Race in the real-virtual co-existing space. The robot race begins in the real world. It will notify its virtual team robot after it reaches the teleportation terminal. The virtual robot will continue the race in the virtual world to complete the course. Teams are required to develop appropriate strategies for both real and virtual autonomous robot.
RCAP CoSpace Grand Prix Challenge Leagues
RCAP CoSpace Grand Prix, FirstSteps U12
RCAP CoSpace Grand Prix, FirstSteps U19
RCAP CoSpace Grand Prix, U12
RCAP CoSpace Grand Prix, U19
RCAP CoSpace Grand Prix, FirstSteps U12（Singles）
RCAP CoSpace Grand Prix, FirstSteps U19（Singles）
RCAP CoSpace Grand Prix, U12（Singles）
RCAP CoSpace Grand Prix, U19（Singles）
6. RCAP CoSpace Rescue Challenge
In RCAP CoSpace Rescue Challenge, teams have to develop and program appropriate strategies for both real and virtual autonomous robots to navigate through real and virtual worlds to collect objects. The robot will compete with another team’s robot that is searching and collecting objects in the same real and virtual worlds, at the same time. In CoSpace Rescue, teams are required to build a real robot, develop and program appropriate strategies for both real and virtual autonomous robots to navigate through the real and virtual worlds and collect objects, while competing with another team’s robot that is searching and collecting objects in the same real and virtual worlds.
RCAP CoSpace Rescue Challenge Leagues
RCAP CoSpace Rescue, FirstSteps U12
RCAP CoSpace Rescue, FirstSteps U19
RCAP CoSpace Rescue, U12
RCAP CoSpace Rescue, U19
RCAP CoSpace Rescue, University
RCAP CoSpace Rescue, FirstSteps U12（Singles）
RCAP CoSpace Rescue, FirstSteps U19（Singles）
RCAP CoSpace Rescue, U12（Singles）
RCAP CoSpace Rescue, U19（Singles）